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    William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc. Take Home Multiple Awards at NAHB's IBS see more

    Santa Ana, CA - Nationally recognized Santa Ana based firm, William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc (WHA) is excited to announce their recent accomplishments at The Nationals Sales and Marketing Awards Ceremony at the NAHB's International Builders' Showcase (IBS). The Nationals Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 10th in Orlando.


    Before a glittering crowd of more than 800, WHA's Placewright Design branding studio received two Gold Awards: Best Logo Design was presented to The Abigail for Bridge Housing, and Best Microsite/Website for an Associate or Supplier was presented to Thompson Building Materials.  WHA also picked up a Silver Award for Pardee Homes' Parkview in San Diego's Ocean View Hills at Dennery Ranch, for the Best Architectural Design Detached under 2,000 sf.

    Gold Award

    Best Logo
    The Abigail, Portland Oregon
    Bridge Housing


    As a leader in the affordable housing industry, this builder’s new community is a notable milestone for the Pacific Northwest. Located in the north end of Portland’s famous Pearl District, these apartment homes were named after the equal rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway. This idea of equality was a key foundational element that was highlighted in the brand narrative, and is visually conveyed in the logo mark and the signage concepts.


    The emphasis of the two red lines in the “A” are a literal icon of equality, equal housing, and fair opportunities. By encompassing it in a circular element and distinguishing it by color, the circle conveyed how significant and central this value of equality was to the builder and to the community. The color palette was carefully curated to pair with the interiors and exteriors of the building, as well as the modern and simplistic feel of the Pearl District’s local ambiance.

    Gold Award

    Best Website for an Associate and Supplier
    Thompson Building Materials, Orange CA


    Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” We couldn’t agree more. It was an honor to be asked to create a new design for Thompson Building Materials. The Eames mantra was embraced, investing our creative energies in a fresh design that would not only celebrate the Thompson brand, but also emphasize the craft, beauty, quality, strength and diversity of their materials.

    Atop the home page, these messages are articulated through evocative images, tailored messages and subtle movement. The clean layout with intuitive and visual navigation is an artful display, creating a pleasant and seamless experience at every click / touch. Our aim was to engage the professional and the homeowner, enabling them to connect with the materials, emotions and possibilities, prior to stepping foot into a showroom.

    Silver Award

    Best Architectural Design of a Single Family Detached Home under 2,000 sf.

    Parkview at Dennery Ranch - Plan 1

    Pardee Homes


    Geared towards first-time and multi-generational buyers, this perfectly scaled, polished architecture features sculptural elements that strengthen arrival identity and minimize garage-forward footprints. Grid planning optimizes views of an upcoming 9-acre park and short streets soften the overall density. Variable widths for 64-foot lot depths optimize streetscape and yards while articulated entries open to great room layouts that visually expand all plans and connect to private yards.


    Model homes integrate theme elements with the universals of excellent design: attention to scale, furnishing spaces, light, color, texture and memory points. Standards and upgrades throughout reinforce upscale design. The builder's comprehensive green program provides high performance features that boost energy efficiency and water savings, improve indoor air quality and conserve natural resources. Recent additions include LED lighting and keyless entries.

    Freeway proximity allows employment, shopping, entertainment and recreation within easy drives. Established, walkable master-planned community completes this excellent ownership opportunity.

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    BIASC Members Take Home Awards at 2017 NAHB IBS see more

    ORLANDO, FLA (BIASC) January 12, 2017—Members of the Building Industry of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) took home awards across the spectrum of categories at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida. The awards, presented by NAHB, were announced at the ceremony held on January 10, 2017 and January 11, 2017. 


    Best of 55+ Housing Awards


    KTGY Architecture + Planning received top honors at the 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards held at the 2017 NAHB IBS. The awards, presented by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, were announced at the event’s 25th Anniversary Awards ceremony held on January 10, 2017. Michael Medick, a registered architect and urban planner with KTGY Architecture + Planning, also spoke at the event with John Danielian, Managing Principal of Danielian Associates and Cassie Cherry, Director of Marketing for Danielian Associate on Tuesday, January 10 at the 2017. Read more about KTGY Architecture + Planning's wins at the 2017 NIAHB IBS  here.


    The NAHB/Builders Mutual Safe Awards for Excellence (SAFE) 2017


    Shea Homes (Greater than 500 homes built per year) won the 2017 NAHB/Builders Mutual Safe Award for Excellence (SAFE) for Single-Family Builders Safety Program of the Year. NAHB named 14 winners of the 11th annual SAFE for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized earlier this week at the awards reception held during the show.


    Best of IBS Awards 2017


    The 2017 Best of IBS Awards were announced at the event on Thursday, January 12 at 3:00 PM at the IBS Live! booth (S218). Over 400 entries in nine categories were received in the 2017 Best of IBS Awards and were judged by a 28 industry and media judges.


    Intelli-Balance 100 by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (W3016) was nominated for Best Energy Efficient Product; Studio Collection doors by JELD-WEN (W2571) was nominated for Best Window & Door Product; and DuPont Tyvek Protec roofing underlayment by DuPont () was nominated for Most Innovative Building Product.


    The Nationals 2017


    A list of all BIASC members who were recognized for winning an award at the 2017 NAHB The Nationals have been included here.



    About the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.:

    BIASC is a cohesive nonprofit trade association organized into chapters and councils that represents the building industry throughout the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  Members of BIASC are active in all aspects of the building, including land development; homebuilding, multi-family and commercial development as well as infrastructure; our membership includes architects, engineers, planners, contractors, suppliers, property owners, subcontractors and associated professionals throughout Southern California.

    BIASC is a full service organization providing legislative advocacy, educational programming, labor relations, networking and community relations. The association objective is to promote a positive business environment for the building industry. http://www.biasc.org/

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    Danielian Associates’ John Danielian and Cassie Cherry Joins KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Michael see more

    John Danielian, Managing Principal of Danielian Associates; Cassie Cherry, Director of Marketing for Danielian Associates; and Michael Medick, a registered architect and urban planner with KTGY Architecture + Planning, will be speaking Tuesday, January 10 at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida.


    The BIA of Southern California (BIASC) members will be discussing affordable housing options for millennial buyers, inter-generational households, and move-down buyers across the country.


    The advanced session, titled “Attaining Affordable Housing with Unique Density Solutions” will offer “’beyond the box’ design and density solutions that make housing affordable and prove that amazing designs don't always need to come with a steep price tag.


    This session will also focus on the ‘missing middle’ types of housing, including varying densities, compatible forms, blended neighborhoods and integration of shared community spaces—all of which are used to create vibrant neighborhoods that are sought after by all generations.”


    The 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) will take place January 10 through 12 displaying 565,000 net square feet of exhibits and more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest and most in-demand products and services. NAHB IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting more than 60,000 visitors from 100 countries.


    Participants for the “Attaining Affordable Housing with Unique Density Solutions” session must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend.


    NAHB is also offering 1.00 CE hour(s) of continuing educational credit, NKBA is offering 0.1 CEU(s), and AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s) to session attendees. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


    The session, on Tuesday, January 10, will take place in room W311C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


    Learn more about and register for the session here.